Ashley Furst is an accomplished public relations and brand management executive who leads A1st Media as president. She founded the company in 2018 and works out of New York, Los Angeles, and Austin to provide corporate clients with a range of communications services. To date, Ashley Furst has worked with clients such as iHeart Radio, Harvardwood, American Airlines, Rudy International, and Billion Dollar Empire Kathy Ireland's "Modern Living" TV show. She also provided free PR services to companies that donated medical supplies to New York City hospitals during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Miss Furst also writes, produces, and anchors a weekly iHeartRadio news segment broadcast worldwide, iRoc Space Radio. In addition, she has been involved in music from a representation and recording standpoint. She licensed several indie songs for inclusion on the soundtracks of an award-winning movie with Amazon, Netflix, and Walmart distribution deals. In addition, she recorded Santa Baby on Sony BMG's certified gold record Christmas Classics: Yesterday, Today, and Forever.
Ashley Furst is a Harvard graduate who obtained a bachelor of arts in sociology and was captain of the women's track and field team. She was voted All-Ivy 2nd Team by track coaches for the 800m, won first place at Penn Relays in the 4x400m, and earned an Ivy League Championship with her team. She also created Harvard Rocks, a Harvard-sponsored rock music festival in New York City.